Nellie Gray, organizer of March for Life, dead at 88
August 14, 2012
Nellie Gray, the founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, was found dead at her home on August 13.
A native of Texas and convert to Catholicism, Nellie Gray was instrumental in organizing the 1st March for Life on January 22, 1974, to commemorate the date of the Roe v. Wade decision that swept away all laws restricting abortion. Until the time of her death she remained the main organizer of the annual event, which has brought hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists to the nation’s capital.
- U.S. March for Life founder Nellie Gray passes away (LifeSite News)
- Nellie Gray, founder of annual anti-abortion march in Washington, dies at 86 (AP)
- Nellie Gray, R.I.P. (National Review)
- Fr. Pavone: Nellie Gray was “a tireless warrior for the unborn” (Priests for Life)
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